Salary Ranges and Pay Increases

For information about when a classified employee can receive their annual grade and step increase, please visit the main UNLV Human Resources website.

Reclassifications for Classified Positions

The supervisor or designee should submit the Other Services Request Form to the School of Medicine Human Resources Department and attach the following documents:

  • New NPD-19 (changes highlighted in yellow)
  • New organization chart (new position highlighted in yellow)
  • Proposed salary increase
  • Proposed title
  • Funding-PG #

Prior to submitting the Other Services Request Form, the department's Finance administrator should review for funding, if applicable.

Once submitted, the School of Medicine Human Resources Department will:

  • Review and follow up with the supervisor to discuss any changes, if needed.
  • Enter documentation into Workday for compensation/classification review in order to determine the appropriate classification and salary. Reviews may take up to 45-60 days.

Requesting a Base Salary Change, Job Title Change and/or Stipend

Academic or Administrative Faculty

The supervisor needs to submit an Other Services Request Form with the following information:

  • Justification and reason for the change or stipend memo
  • Proposed salary
  • Proposed effective date
  • New job description or PDQ if for new responsibilities
  • Organizational chart with new title
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Teaching responsibilities, if applicable

The Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Business and the School of Medicine Human Resources Department will review for any equity and salary concerns and make a recommendation to the supervisor and the School of Medicine Dean, if applicable.

School approved requests are presented to Academic Resources, within the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, for review and consideration.

Provost approved requests are entered into Workday for Human Resources Compensation/Classification review and recommendation.

Main UNLV Salary Change Process

Extra-Contractual Compensation (ECC)

ECCs are additional money that is paid to an employee (faculty) and is considered “extra-contractual” if it is paid for services rendered during the base salary period and meets the following standards:

  • The payment is in excess of the employee’s stipulated salary
  • The payment is paid in connection with approved “additional responsibilities/assignments;” and is paid from funds administered by the University
  • The payment does not exceed 25% of employees base salary

How Are ECCs Processed

Note: ECCs approved by the 10th of the month will be paid on the following paycheck. If ECCs are approved after the 10th, the employee may not receive them until the next pay cycle.

Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

COLAs are given at the discretion of the NSHE Board of Regents. If granted, the amount of COLA is also within their discretion.


All classified staff and most faculty/professional staff (except for postdoctoral and part-time employees) will receive COLA. Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV physicians are subject to terms and agreements of the Physician Compensation Plan.

Timekeeping and Payroll

If you encounter any issues with your pay, please submit an Other Services Request Form to the School of Medicine Human Resources Department and include all information and any supporting documentation regarding your missing or incorrect payslip. A School of Medicine Human Resources Representative will reach out to further your request.

Note: A manager justification is required for out-of-cycle pay.

Pay Dates

If you are a new employee, your hiring date will affect when you will start getting paid. It may be that you are not yet eligible for pay until the next payroll issue date.

Pay dates for current employees depend on their position type:

  • Classified, students and casual labor get paid on the 10th and 25th of each month. In the event the pay date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payday will be the last business day before.
  • Academic Faculty, Administrative Faculty, Graduate Assistants, Letter of Appointment, and Post-doctoral Scholars are paid on the 1st working day of the month. If the 1st falls on a weekend or a holiday, it will be paid the following business day.

Employees are now able to view and download electronic copies of their W-2s for 2018 and later in Workday at the end of January 2021.

For more information about timekeeping and payroll, please visit the NSHE Payroll Services website.